Tag Archives: Czarist Russia

“So Help Me God”

As I lived with Colonel George Trofimoff in 2004 and 2005, he told me the story of how he felt upon enlistment in the US Army. It was July 19, 1948, Hartford, Connecticut. He and two other young men raised their right hand before an Army captain and gave the...

Allegiance

Young George Trofimoff wanted to be an American. He wanted to have a country he could call his own, and he wanted it to be America. The stories told to him by his father still rang in his ear, the stories of how the Communists had murdered his grandparents and excommunicated...